If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve likely seen a few links lately – to posts on other blogs about My Bridal Bouquet! Yes, it seems this idea has really caught the imaginations of more than just me, my family and friends. Since not everyone sees those posts, I thought I’d share some of the links here – but don’t worry, I’m not cheating; there’s a brooch to show you, too!
The first blogger to reach out to me was Lynn, from Celebrate Green. She’s got a lovely site full of examples of people who are, as she puts it, “putting meaning in the greening.” It was really fun to chat with her over Skype – and it helped organize my thoughts about just why I’m doing this project & how I might make it all come together!
Lynn’s blog post was noticed by Jessica Walden; she’s a jewelry designer in Chicago. She answered Lynn’s call for folks to send me pieces for the bouquet – and blogged about it, too! Here’s a photo of the wonderfully perfect vintage brooch she sent; she picked it up from Weber Antiques in Grayslake, Illinois. (Alex and I visited Chicago for a weekend last year & absolutely loved it! We’re so thrilled that the first piece from a ‘stranger’ came from a place we feel a connection with – it’s just all meant to be, eh?)
Finally, My Bridal Bouquet was featured by Toronto’s The Wedding Co. If we were still in the Big Smoke, I’d for sure be going to all the great shows these folks put on! This has been a great little whirlwind of love and support from people we don’t even know – it’s just fantastic to know that other people can see the joy and value in this project!
While I’m talking about blogs, you can also check out the post from our photographers showcasing our engagement photo shoot – we were going for a ‘Winter Date’ theme!
And don’t worry. The excitement is far from over. I’ve got LOTS more brooches to blog about – and hope to have EVEN MORE before I start trying to put this together in June! In case you’re wondering what that might look like, here’s the blog of the woman who seems to me to be the originator of the brooch bouquet, Amanda Heer.
Oh, and did I mention – because of this blog – I’m doing a15-minute radio documentary about the wedding industry in the Maritimes? It’ll be on CBC Radio One on June 13th!
(PS – for those of you who ‘get’ Twitter & know a bit about weddings — The Knot gave me a #FF as one of the brides they love – and Martha Stewart started following me! I’m kinda loving this wedding planning thing!)